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Predict the Redskins season, Part 2

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Predict the Redskins season, Part 2

All of the so-called experts are taking their shots at predicting how the Redskins will do this season, now it's your turn. Just hit the poll, game by game, and give us your opinion. The comments are open so feel free to let us know your thoughts.
You can still vote on games 1-7 here.
Oct. 28 @ Steelers--Will the Redskins be up for the challenge of a top opponent in one of the most difficult venues in sports?This text be replaced with poll. To remove properly, delete this text INCLUDING start and end characters.Nov. 4 Panthers--Old school: Newest 10 greatest Redskins formally welcomed to the club. New school: Cam vs. RG3.This text be replaced with poll. To remove properly, delete this text INCLUDING start and end characters.Nov. 18 Eagles--A good measuring stick for the Redskins to see how they might do down a tough stretch.This text be replaced with poll. To remove properly, delete this text INCLUDING start and end characters.Nov. 22 @ Cowboys--Redskins have played the role of the turkey in Dallas Thanksgiving party several times, maybe their ready to sit at the grown-ups table this year.This text be replaced with poll. To remove properly, delete this text INCLUDING start and end characters.Dec 2 Giants--This the Redskins' only scheduled prime time appearance.This text be replaced with poll. To remove properly, delete this text INCLUDING start and end characters.Dec 9 Ravens--"Rivalry" or not, this is a tough game for the Redskins.This text be replaced with poll. To remove properly, delete this text INCLUDING start and end characters.Dec 16 @ Browns--If Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden are in gear by then, this could be quite the shootout.This text be replaced with poll. To remove properly, delete this text INCLUDING start and end characters.Dec 23 @ Eagles--Will Andy Reid be fighting for his job at this point?This text be replaced with poll. To remove properly, delete this text INCLUDING start and end characters.Dec 30 Cowboys--No matter what happens, a win over the Cowboys to close out the season would be ending on a good note.

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3 key takeaways from Bruce Allen interview: McCloughan, Cousins, D-line improvement

3 key takeaways from Bruce Allen interview: McCloughan, Cousins, D-line improvement

Bruce Allen opened up about all things Redskins on Sunday. He was forthright in spots and diplomatic in others, but like many powerful people, there is much to decipher from Allen's first on camera interview since the firing of general manager Scot McCloughan. 

Kirk Cousins' future 

  • It's no secret the 'Skins seem unable to reach a long-term deal with their quarterback. Bruce Allen said that he is still "hopeful and confident" the team could reach a multi-year contract before the July 15th deadline. Listening to Allen, however, it seemed the Redskins organization already views their current setup as a multi-year deal. Cousins signed his franchise tag for 2017, so he is under contract, and Allen specifically said the team has an option for 2018. That means another tag could absolutely be in play between Washington and Cousins. It's hard to imagine the franchise would lay out the cash for a third-straight franchise tag, but the transition tag remains an option. That would mean around a $28 million one-year deal for Cousins in 2018, but perhaps most importantly, it would let the 'Skins match any offer the QB receives from elsewhere around the league.
  • Takeaway: Even without a long-term deal, Cousins could be staying in Washington for the foreseeable future.

Scot McCloughan's future

  • The demise of McCloughan's tenure as Redskins GM was beyond sloppy. It played out publicly and poorly, and there is blame to be spread all around in how things unfolded. On the football side of things, Allen's revelation that McCloughan was free to go work anywhere else in the NFL struck a chord. Most NFL front offices are hunkered down in draft preparations, but in about six weeks that will be done. When, or if, McCloughan lands with another NFL team will be a telling moment.
  • Takeaway: McCloughan's ouster in D.C. had many complex layers, but if the talented personnel evaluator does not join another front office, the picture becomes more clear.

Defensive improvement?

  • The Redskins lost their best defensive lineman in free agency when Chris Baker signed with Tampa. Then the team cut Ricky Jean-François, arguably their second best D-lineman. To offset those losses, Washington signed Terrell McClain and Stacy McGee. Neither player has a particularly impressive resume, and it's hard to distinctly state that the 'Skins defensive front has improved by the change in personnel. Allen explained that McGee and McClain were specifically targeted to play for new D-line coach Jim Tomsula. Considering that, perhaps the moves make more sense. 
  • Takeaway: The Redskins think having Tomsula coach the D-line, and the type of players he wants on the line, will lead to rapid improvement. 

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New #RedskinsTalk Podcast: Bruce Allen opens up on Scot McCloughan, Kirk Cousins, more

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New #RedskinsTalk Podcast: Bruce Allen opens up on Scot McCloughan, Kirk Cousins, more

Redskins team president Bruce Allen sat down with JP Finlay to discuss a tumultuous offseason, and no topics were off limits. Listen here for intel on the firing of Scot McCloughan, a new deal for Kirk Cousins and much more.

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